Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Fire Fighter I William Whittle

  • Date of Passing: September 1, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Engine 2, 2nd Platoon
  • Served: 23 years, 10 months
  • Memorial Service
    • The family welcomes those who want to pay their respects at an informal lunch on October 8, 2023, starting at 1200 hours at 49-731 Kamehameha Highway.

    • The scattering of ashes will follow the lunch.

Fire Capt. Robert Lenchanko

  • Date of Passing: July 29, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Engine 26, 2nd Platoon
  • Served: 33 years, 11 months
  • Memorial Service
    • Visitation will begin at 1700 hours on September 27, 2023, at the Mililani Memorial Park-Makai Chapel, which is located on Mililani Memorial Park Road at Ka Uka Boulevard.

    • The service will begin at 1830 hours.

Fire Capt. Richard Machado

  • Date of Passing: August 26, 2023
  • Last Assignment: Ladder 26, 3rd Platoon
  • Served: 30 years, 2 months
  • Memorial Service
    • The service will begin at 0900 hours on September 30, 2023, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, which is located at 91-1004 North Road.

    • The service will begin at 1000 hours.


July 2023
Capt. Noel Akiona, Battalion 5, Engine 14, 1st Platoon
29 years, 5 months
Capt. Mark Takahashi, Battalion 5, Engine 16, 3rd Platoon
28 years, 28 days
Fire Fighter I Chance Mactagone, Battalion 5, Engine 10, 2nd Platoon
25 years, 1 month, 15 days


June 2023

Fire Fighter I Jennifer Roberts, Battalion 2, Engine 33/*FPB, 1st Platoon
17 years, 8 months, 17 days

Fire Fighter I Jeffry Wallace, Battalion 3, Engine 13, 1st Platoon
25 years


April 2023

Fire Fighter III Thomas Asada, Battalion 2, Engine 22, 1st Platoon
22 years, 10 months, 23 days

Fire Fighter I Shane Saito, Ladder 7, 3rd Platoon
25 years, 9 days


Battalion Chief

Jean-Claude Bisch
LeRoy Malterre
Matthew Nakapuahi
Ricardo Yost

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).


Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”